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PHP Training Courses from GBdirect

PHP Courses

We currently offer the following instructor-led PHP courses:

The PHP Programming Language

PHP is a very popular scripting language written by and for web developers: it is quick to learn, easy to deploy and provides many of the programming tools a web developer could wish for ... all in a single, free, cross-platform, open-source package.

PHP enables you to build highly interactive, dynamic, e-commerce web sites using server-side scripting techniques similar to or better than those offered by Microsoft's ASP (Active Server Pages) and Sun Microsystems' JSP (Java Server Pages).

Because PHP scripts run on the web server, they avoid most of the incompatibility and maintenance costs associated with client-side (browser-based) approaches to interactivity, e.g. Javascript.

On the other hand, PHP scripts can be more efficient and portable than some other server-side approaches (including traditional CGI programs), e.g. PHP scripts developed for MS Windows 2000, SQL Server and the IIS web server, can be deployed easily and profitably on robust enterprise class Unix systems running the Apache web server and Oracle. In short, PHP enables cross-platform, vendor-neutral solutions, which can be built and deployed on any popular web architecture.

PHP provides a wealth of tools for interacting with, transferring and transforming data stored in any number of ways, e.g. it can handle plain text, HTML, XML, XSLT, Postcript, PDF, ODBC, SQL, most RDBMs, encrypted authentication, secure sockets (SSL) and many other secure transaction procedures.

PHP Training: The GBdirect Perspective

GBdirect's consultants have been implementing industrial strength PHP solutions across a range of e-commerce web sites for many years now. Those consultants write and teach our PHP training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

Our PHP courses are designed to teach you how to select and apply the best PHP techniques to do a specific job, which means that we will also tell you when PHP does not provide the best tool for a particular job (we like to think that our willingness to point out the limitations of the technologies we teach distinguishes us from some of the "sausage factory" training companies).

GBdirect also write fully-bespoke PHP courses for clients. If you have such a requirement and the budget for it, please contact our course developers for advice and support in assembling a course with appropriate content, speed of progress, prerequisite knowledge, and consistent subject matter, etc..